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Letter to my father from German in field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein 1945

At the end of the ww2 my father an American Medic was shot and captured and taken to the field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein Germany. He had been on patrol with 270 men and they were all killed ...
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Extracting Complete Ship Passenger List

I am looking for the full ship record (Ellis Island, ship = Calabria, Arrival date IV.06.1911). Here is a sample : https://www.dropbox.com/s/94pj3l3nc5tusi4/1911%204%2022%20Leonidas%20Zoto%202.jpg?dl=...
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Half siblings connection to another match who is probably a 2C

I am trying to find the relationship of #3 to #1 and #2 #1 is a 20 y/o male with connection to #3 as follows: 299.3cM; largest segment 59.8Q...Total X cM is 109.9cM; largest segment is 66.4cM #2 is a ...
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Transcription assistance for a baptism record from 1620 in Mihla, Germany

The surnames here look quite interesting for two of my lines, but I'm having difficulty reading the writing. Can you fix the errors in my transcription? Sommabeu aliheniradias domini getauff Ni claus ...
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Calculating Genetic Distance

Is the Genetic Distance between two Y-DNA STR test results simply the number of str values that do not match? For example, if two people have the exact same values for all STR values except DYS413, ...
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Where is Brunfelt, Germany?

I've run into two marriage records from the 1650s, from Mihla, Germany, describing someone as being from "Brunfelt". It could perhaps also be read "Branhalt". However, I cannot ...
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Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

Looking for the Passengers list on the SS Witteland. Landed in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 1910. Name Marcin Glowacki. His final destination was Grand Rapids Michigan. Born November 4, 1892.
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Finding information about ancestor born 1922 in Latvia

My mothers father was born on Apr 15 1922 in Dagda, Krāslavas rajons, Latvia. We know the names of his mother, father, brother and two sisters, but that is it! All we can find is his registration ...
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Understanding why same couple seemingly married twice within year

I've found the record of the marriage of my 8x great-grandparents. However, I've actually found two different records that both appear to document their marriage, on two different dates. Hans ...
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What name might "B." indicate in 16th or 17th century Germany?

I've run across the abbreviated name "B." in the oldest church books I am working with. I don't think I've seen it used after around the middle of the 17th century, but I've seen it in ...
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Autosomal DNA match anomaly or false positive?

I've done autosomal DNA tests on ftdna for myself, my mother and paternal grandmother. I've transferred the results to MyHeritage, where I have a match with a person X with the largest segment of 27cM....
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What does dism. or dismt. stand for in Orphan court record, does it relate to being of legal age?

In the journal Southside Virginian Volume: VI page 129 reads in part: Orphans Docket to August Court 1764: Guardian: Jordan Knight; Orphan: Richd. Knight; Of Whom: John Knight; Aug 1764: dism. What ...
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Reading Philipp Burkhardt's profession

I can't read the profession of Anna Maria's father. My Kurrent is still not great, and I can't read the letters well enough to figure out a word that fits. It sort of looks like it's "Bürger u. ...
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What is the term for number of descendants, weighted by genetic relatedness?

There are terms for 1) number of children 2) number of grandchildren - but for longer timescales, where you would like to talk about the total genetic contribution still surviving, what terms are ...
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Distinguishing aunt from half sister using X and autosomal DNA [duplicate]

My dad died 4 years ago. But my grandfather (his dad) could be my bio dad. We have made a test with my aunt (his full sister) and we share 25,27% dna (1860,2cM 43 segments max136,2cM) With Geneanet we ...
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Monumental Inscriptions - Churchyard of St Mary & St Chad in Brewood, Staffordshire

Is anyone aware of an online-accessable index/list of the MI's for this churchyard? I cannot find such on the CD of Staffordshire MI's published by BMSGH (Midland-Ancestors) nor within the ...
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Greiner genealogy [migrated]

I read a question posted about hypenated names in the Greiner family. I am very interested in some of the responses, and the information about the Greiners. How do I contact the people who answered ...
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Half Sibling/First cousin [duplicate]

From reading many sources, I've discovered that half siblings' shared centimorgans typically range from 1300-2300? And I'm curious about cm lengths in combination with that number. If a person had ...
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Would occupation be appropriate for the NSFX field for older German listings?

The NSFX field, aka the Name Suffix field, is listed in the GEDCOM 5.5 standard as: NAME_PIECE_SUFFIX: = {Size=1:30} [ <NAME_PIECE> | <NAME_PIECE_SUFFIX>, <NAME_PIECE> ] Non-indexing ...
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Which DNA test(s) is(/are) currently suitable for East Asians?

I think and believe that I am an East Asian . I've browsed to find out which DNA test(s) is(/are) suitable for East Asians but I have not found one yet. Can you help me?
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Calculating percentage Spanish ethnicity [duplicate]

My great great grandfather is 100% Spaniard , but he married a Haitian woman making him 50% Spaniard and then my great grandfather also married a Haitian woman and my grandmother married a Haitian man ...
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Who did Hanß Burckhardt marry in Madelungen in 1659?

Unfortunately, I cannot read the name of the woman Hanß Burckhardt married here, in Madelungen in 1659. Can anyone make out either of her names here?
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Relationship to Me error on Ancestry.com

I am descended from 2 children of my 22nd great-grandmother. One of the fathers is listed as 22nd great-grandfather and the other is listed as husband 22nd great-grandmother. Is there a way to fix ...
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Interpreting parentage in a 17th century German marriage record when the father is not mentioned

It's been my experience over the past year of reviewing ~500 years of marriage records from the same town that in the later 1600s through the earlier 1800s they almost always used the same rough ...
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What day of the German church year would be "Festo Pascha II"?

I'm trying to figure out the proclamation dates for a marriage that took place on April 19 of 1836. The dates are given using the church dates, which seems to have been normal practice for around 50 ...
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Reading Johann Wilhelm's surname and father's profession

I'm trying to parse this text: As near as I can read it, Johann Wilhelm's last name was Graun? And his father, Johann Georg Graun[?] was a "Bürger und Schwein[dnenifter?]" - citizen and ...
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Interpreting DNA Match of 947cM at AncestryDNA [duplicate]

I am 75 years old. I have a known 1st cousin who matches 756 cM with me. I also have an unknown 1st-2nd cousin who matches 947 cM with me and is 44 years younger than me. What relation could this 1st-...
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What should I list as the Death Place for a person?

When I list the place of death of an individual, should I list the city in which the hospital is located, the place of the burial site, or the location in which the individual last lived, or would I ...
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Family Archive Viewer? [duplicate]

I have a Family Tree Maker's Family Archive CD. Can this be used without a separate viewer with FTM 2019? If not, where can I get a free download for the latest version of Family Archive Viewer?
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Reading Johann Georg Burkhardt's profession

I cannot parse the last word of this line about Johann Georg Burkhardt. Can anyone help with his profession?
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Download database of last names

Does anybody know if there are downloadable databases of last names per country? E.g. this one: https://www.cbgfamilienamen.nl/nfb/achtergrond.php?actie=help contains 314.000 last names in the ...
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Where might records from Wickershausen be found?

I have found a hint that at least one cousin many times removed lived in Wickershausen at some point in the 1780s. As best as I can tell, it looks like Wickershausen was some sort of large estate ...
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Reading name of father on German baptism record for Maria Magdalena Burkhardt Langenheld

The excerpt here is from the baptism record of Maria Magdalena Burkhardt Langenheld, an illegitimate birth in 1779. It transcribes as "(...)inn Langenheldin, durch [?] er zeugtes Töchterlein, ...
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What is the origin of the surname Fair?

William C Fair born about 1802 in Báb, Hlohovec, Nitriansky, Czechoslovakia. This could be my 3rd great grandfather. It would be nice to be able to confirm at least if Fair was known to be a surname ...
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Descendant List from Ancestry.com

My genealogy data has been in Personal Ancestry File (PAF) on my desktop computer for 20+ years. I recently also put it on Ancestry.com. For now, I am maintaining it in both places because PAF will ...
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Software to record polygamous family with sequence but not birth dates of children?

I am starting a project to document historical family relationships of a family in Tanzania based on oral records. The data go back about 200 years. Many of the families involve multiple wives, some ...
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Assessing likelihood of incest using AncestryDNA results

My mother was raped by her father sometime in her adolescence. There was a trial and he was acquitted, but it is generally known and accepted in our family that the rape did occur. I don’t know if the ...
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Finding birth details of grandfather born Malta in 1900

How do I find the birth details of my grandfather-Frank George Cassar born Malta in 1900, including his birth certificate? His father was George Cassar.
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Married twice, but …

If this be bigamy, make the most of it! :-) William Mays and Eva Kamp married in an Oklahoma Presbyterian church in 1925. In 1928, they married in a Roman Catholic church in the next county. The ...
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Where to find Military Records in Latvian Army 1918-1920 Latvian War of Independence

Looking to find my Grandfathers military records. He served in the Latvian Army during 1918-1920 in the Latvian War of Independence. He was born in Walk and was in school in Dorpat(Tartu). He left ...
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Who is (was) Gertrude Aubrey Barber, compiler of thousands of Grave inscriptions?

Gertrude A. Barber compiled a great many lists of genealogical interest, does anyone know who she was and her story? Some background: My ancestor is alleged to be buried in a 1795 Cemetery in NY. ...
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Records of German ancestor born c.1773 from Bolesławiec (Bunzlau)

My 5th great-grandfather immigrated to Russia in 1803 under the name Karl Ivanovich Jungfer. We have a good deal of records of his time in Russia, but nothing of his time before entering the country. ...
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History of the Guardia Civile office in Corcoya, Spain

I have been working through transcribing and translating my great-grandfather's Civil Guard records (via Spanish Language Stackexchange). So far we have processed 1902 through 1912. In several records ...
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Seeking World War 1 Military Records of German ancestor [duplicate]

Where can I find any information on my father Hubert Walgenbach? He served in the German War, WW1, and was a cook on the Gerheimrat Sartori ship. I know that the ship docked in Detroit and he ...
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Is it ethical to perform research on living people's ancestry without their knowledge?

Assuming you do not store, post, or record any information about a living person, is it ethical to use a living person other than yourself or your direct line as a kick-off point to begin research? ...
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Transcribing and translating Civil Guard document from Spain

I am trying to work my way through a Civil Guard document I received from Spain for my Great Grandfather. It documents records for his service in the Civil Guard. I tried to transcript this section: ...
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Interpreting shared DNA information from FTDNA test

I am brand new to DNA testing and relationships. We did a 23 and me due to a health scare, there was a sale so we say why not see ancestry and family too. My husband's test came back saying someone he ...
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Finding a South Carolina marriage record cited in a periodical index?

This Ancestry record: South Carolina, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965; Ancestry Record 7840 #279656 Name: John Knight; Spouse: Mary; Marriage Date: 1675-1858; Source: South Carolina Magazine ...
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Which of these German birth records is correct?

I believe that this is the correct marriage record for 12 & 13. A family story says that 6 & 7 in my pedigree chart were first cousins. 13 & 14 are brother and sister. I found 2 possible ...
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Determining likely relationship for DNA match of 1,148cM

Was not looking to discover my father wasn't my bio dad. Now I have a match claiming I'm his half- aunt. I'm hoping that I'm NOT his parent’s half-sibling but instead their half-cousin. Is it possible?...

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